Tracey Holloway


Ph.D., Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, Princeton University;
Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs;
Sc.B., Brown University

Departments & Organizations

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies;
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, College of Letters & Science;
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering;
Earth Science Women's Network


Enzyme Institute, 1710 University Ave., Room 201A


Tracey Holloway is a professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UW-Madison. She leads an air quality research program in the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), working with undergraduates, graduate students and professional researchers to understand links between regional air quality, energy and climate. Holloway earned her Ph.D. in AOS from Princeton University in 2001, and completed a certificate in science, technology, and environmental policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her undergraduate degree (Sc.B.) is from Brown University in applied mathematics, and her post-doctoral work was done at Columbia University’s Earth Institute.

Holloway is team lead of the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team, and she was deputy team lead of the  NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team. She is a 2016-2017 AAAS Leshner Leadership Fellow and a 2011 Leopold Fellow, both supporting her public engagement and scientific outreach. Holloway served as SAGE Director from 2008-2011, and is currently on the executive board of Environmental Research Letters. She is also president and founding board member of the Earth Science Women’s Network, where she helps manage the Earth Science Jobs Network, a free, public listserve for job announcements in the environmental sciences, maintained by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. In 2012, Holloway was honored as the first ever recipient of the MIT C3E (Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awards) award in Education and Mentoring, and the Council on Undergraduate Research in the Geosciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.

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